January 02 2010
Ilex Forest: Johto
The sun was setting at Ilex Forest, sucking all of the green and brown away with it, to be replaced by black. Within minutes, it was difficult to make out the trees without the use of some sort of light. Caterpies, Weedles, Metapods and Kakunas rested for the night, while Oddishs emerged and the number of Zubats and Paras' blossomed.
Watching all of these Pokemon coming and going was a boy and a Typhlosion.
Charles Golden was fifteen years old, and had lived in New Bark Town for the majority of his life. At thirteen, he had started his Pokemon journey, and had set off with a Cyndaquil and an Eevee. He had caught several more Pokemon since then, and he nearly conquered the Elite Four, but was defeated after a dramatic battle with Lance, leaving his entire team unconscious, and only managing to knock out one of the champions Pokemon. Charles was now planning his rematch, and was training himself as well. He had just finished his daily run, and was wearing his running outfit: a dark blue jacket with white lines down the middle and side with matching shorts and a white shirt underneath. Cyndaquil had evolved into a powerful Typhlosion now, and the starter always joined in on the run, and seemed to be enjoying the exercise.
"Should we head back now?" Charles asked, his face red from exhaustion.
"Typhlo." Typhlosion replied, and Charles nodded. The two turned around, preparing to leave, when a girl appeared from behind a tree.
"Oh, hey Lyla." Charles said with a smile. Lyla and Charles had been dating for the past few months, but the two been good friends for many years, and had even begun their Pokemon journeys together. Lyla was wearing an outfit identical to Charles', except that it was pink, not blue.
"I thought I would come along for the run as well." She said, and her Marill followed her out from behind the tree, but she looked very tired compared to Typhlosion, who had barely broken a sweat.
"That's nice, but we were just about to head back." Charles said. Lyla looked at him, a sad expression on her face.
"We could run back together." Charles added, and his girlfriend's face lit up, and she rushed forwards and kissed him on the cheek.
"Very well, but don't beat me back there." Lyla huffed, and turned around. Charles and Typhlosion went to follow, when something flashed behind them, casting an eerie green glow onto the surrounding area.
"What the hell is that?" Charles gasped, and they all turned around.
In front of the shrine, there was a large circle of green light, stretching several metres. The two trainers covered their eyes, the light nearly blinding them. Bolts that looked almost like green electricity was shooting out of the light, making firework sounds. The noise stopped, and there was a wave of green energy, blasting Charles, Lyla and Marill backwards, but Typhlosion rushed over and saved them from hitting a tree.
"Charles, what is happening?" Lyla huffed, and stamped her foot.
"I don't know what it is." Charles grunted, as the green light was still glowing, but gradually dying down. As it disappeared, the two noticed that something was forming.
"I think that's a Pokemon." Lyla said, and fumbled for her PokeDex.
"I know that one!" Charles exclaimed. "There was a book about it at Professor Elm's. If I am right, than that is Celebi."
"What is a Celebi?" Lyla asked.
"It is a legendary, like Lugia and Ho-Oh, and is said to have the ability to travel through time." Charles explained. The light fully disappeared, and a small green and white Pokemon remained, floating in front of the shrine. It had big blue eyes, small wings and a curving head.
"That thing is so cute!" Lyla said, and began to edge forwards, clutching an Ultra Ball. "Come on Marill, it is time to catch another Pokemon."
"Lyla, don't try to catch it!" Charles warned. "It is meant to be a peaceful Pokemon, just leave it." But Lyla rushed forwards, Marill waddling behind.
"Phlosion." Typhlosion growled, and stared at his trainer.
"I'm going!" Charles replied, and ran forwards, his starter following behind. Lyla was rushing towards Celebi, ready to aim. Celebi was flying around the shrine, its eyes staring intensely at it. Lyla looked at Marill, and mouthed to her to use Water Gun.
"Ma-rill!" Marill cried, and fired a small jet of water. Celebi dodged perfectly, and hid behind the shrine.
"Darn." Lyla growled.
"Just leave it be." Charles snapped.
"Don't tell me what to do." Lyla growled, and threw the Ultra Ball, hoping it would work. Celebi blasted it back with a Magical Leaf, and then flew up into the air, and moved behind them, glowing green.
"I don't think that is very good." Charles said, and was proven right when the green light stretched out, covering them. Inside the light was much different: there was more green electricity, which Charles realised were strands of time. Celebi appeared to be encased in a green orb, and its eyes were shut firmly. Large rifts formed like compass points around Celebi, which showed rock faces and a pathway.
"CHARLES!" Lyla yelled. There was a bang, and Marill and Lyla yelled, and the four were all sucked away into the rifts, along with the light, electricity and Celebi.
December 31st 2007
Charles, Lyla, Typhlosion and Marill landed on a footpath, their bodies numb and unresponsive. They were once again surrounded by green light, and were joined by Celebi seconds later.
"Where are we?" Charles asked.
"How am I supposed to know?" Lyla shrieked.
"I think I have walked down here before, does it look like Route 22 to you?" Charles asked, and checked his PokeGear. Typhlosion nodded, and walked over to Celebi.
"Typhlosion Ty Phlo Typhlo." He said, and Celebi began to chatter excitedly.
"I hate when Pokemon talk, it is impossible to understand." Lyla huffed. Charles rolled his eyes, and something caught his attention.
"Quick, to the side." He whispered, and dragged Lyla and Typhlosion behind a rock. Celebi followed. Charles poked his head around, and could see two figures standing a bit away from them. One of them had a trench coat on, along with a wide brimmed hat which successfully covered the majority of his face. The other person had messy red hair and a pale, unfriendly face. He was younger, and seemed to be angry about something.
"I think that is Silver." Charles whispered to Lyla. She looked as well, and nodded.
"But who is the man in the trench coat?" She asked. Celebi looked excited, and quickly tried to talk to them, but they didn't understand a word. Charles tried to listen to the conversation. Silver was having a disagreement with the man, and was yelling at him.
"I don't care what you want!" Silver was saying. "I want to start my journey tomorrow with the other trainers."
"Silver, I am your father; therefore I need you to obey." The man in the trench coat snapped, and Lyla gasped. "I need your assistance with my new plans."
"Just let me be." Silver roared. "I am going to Professor Elm's tomorrow and getting my starter." His father remained still for a minute, but then turned and headed towards Johto. Silver watched him leave, but headed towards the group. They watched him walk away, and Charles then turned to Lyla
"I didn't know Silver had any family." Lyla said. "I thought he was just moody and grumpy."
"Everyone has a family." Charles said, looking quite grumpily at his girlfriend. Lyla looked a bit ashamed, but Celebi
was still buzzing around.
"What do you want?" Lyla growled. Marill and Typhlosion rolled their eyes, and the trainers exchanged looks. But then Celebi began to glow green, and they prepared to transform.
April 23 2009
They appeared outside of a cave, which Charles checked on his PokeGear.
"We're in Johto, but I don't quite know which part though." He announced. Lyla nodded, and they looked at Celebi. The legendary was pointing inside the cave, and they walked over. Inside, there was a man, sitting on a rock and clutching a lamp. A radio was beside him, playing out a familiar message.
"I recognise that." Lyla said.
"Yeah, it's the message that Apollo sent out a couple of months ago." Charles replied.
"Ma Marill." Marill said, and pointed excitedly at the man.
"Ssssh!" Lyla growled, but this was what alerted the man. Charles tried to drag her out of the way, but the man turned around. Charles noticed the hat, and realised it was Silver's father.
"I have had to put up with enough pesky trainers in my lifetime, so I recommend you leave right now." The man snarled, and turned away.
"Not until we know who you are." Lyla said, smiling suspiciously. The man turned around, a vicious expression on his face, and the female trainer backed down, and quickly brought Marill back into her PokeBall. Celebi flew in between the two, and the man suddenly smiled.
"Ah... the elusive Celebi." He smirked. "I have had task forces looking for his creature for many years now, but it decided to find me instead, how fascinating." He reached out to touch it, but Charles ran forwards and pulled it backwards.
"Who are you, and why do you have 'task forces'?" He asked. The man stepped backwards, and stared quizzically at him.
"My name is Giovanni, and I created the organization Team Rocket, which you may have heard of." Lyla gasped, but Charles hid his shock.
"Yes, we have heard of them, and have even met some people on several occasions."
"Really? Well, I shouldn't be surprised. After the issues I had in Kanto, I always presumed other brats would get in my way over here." Giovanni sighed, and paced around the cave. Lyla clung onto Charles, petrified by the man in front of them. Giovanni stopped, turned to them, and pulled out an Ultra Ball.
"Would one of you care for a battle?" He said.
"Um... a battle?" Charles asked. "Really?"
"I don't see why not." Giovanni retorted. "Since I gave up the Viridian Gym, I don't get to battle that much." He sighed again, but stared intensely at Charles. 'So, what do you say, a double battle?" Charles then smiled wickedly.
"Of course." He nodded. "Typhlosion, sit this one out."
"Phlo Typhlosion." The Volcano Pokemon said, and stayed with Lyla and Celebi.
"Ok, come on out my royals!" Giovanni said, and threw two UltraBalls onto the field. After a flash of white light, a Nidoking and a Nidoqueen emerged, both letting out a roar as they did so. Charles smiled, and Lyla couldn't resist a laugh.
"Dragonite, Lugia, battle positions!" Charles yelled, and threw a Safari Ball and a Master Ball onto the field. There was a flash of green and a flash of purple, and two Pokemon came out, causing Giovanni to gasp. Dragonite choose not to fly, instead standing in front of Nidoking, towering over him. Lugia floated above the field, it's wings and tail bending to allow it to move comfortably.
"I think I'll go first." Charles smiled, as Giovanni stared, stunned. "Dragonite and Lugia, Draco Meteor and Aeroblast combination!" Lugia rose up more, and began to spin around, a wind forming in the cave. Dragonite's eyes glowed orange, and an orange ball formed inside his mouth. As Lugia spun, the wind formed inside its right wing, using the cup-like shape to catch it. Dragonite then fired the orange ball so it was align with Lugia's chest. Lugia then stopped spinning, an orange-purple ball now formed, and then clapped its wings together, releasing a tornado. It struck the Draco Meteor, and multi coloured meteors joined the tornado. It struck both of the Nido's, knocking them against the back of the cave, and rendering them unconscious.
"Nice job!" Charles said, and danced a little. Giovanni stared at his two unconscious Pokemon, and then turned towards Charles.
"How dare you disgrace me!" He roared, and quickly whipped a gun of his pocket. Lyla screamed, and the three Pokemon rushed to block their trainer. Giovanni fired, and Celebi sped forwards, blocking the path. The bullet entered Celebi's body directly underneath the heart. Charles and Lyla gasped, and the Pokemon edged backwards.
"Draga Nite Dragonite!" Dragonite exclaimed, and knocked Lyla to the ground. Typhlosion rushed for Charles, leaving the trainer confused, but noticed Celebi was glowing a much darker green. Bolts of the green electricity flew out, nearly hitting Typhlosion. Charles was shocked, as bolts now surrounded him, encasing him inside the green light.
"CHARLES, GET OUT!" Lyla whimpered.
"TYPHLOSION!" Typhlosion yelled, and fired a Flamethrower, but it disappeared before striking the light. Giovanni let out a laugh, glad that Charles was suffering. Charles reached out, trying to get to his Pokemon, but he began to choke, and was dragged into the time rift. Lyla watched in horror, and the light disappeared, and Celebi landed with a thump on the ground.
"Well, isn't this interesting." Giovanni said, turning the gun towards Lyla, unaware that there was a blue light forming in the middle of the cave...
January 02 2010
Lake Verity, Sinnoh
Charles was yelling: it felt like his chest was being crushed. All he could see was green light. For some reason, the journey was taking longer this time. His hair was standing on end, and goose bumps ran down his body. Finally, he was spat out of the portal, but quickly realised he was in mid-air. He began to fall, and he started to scream louder. Below, he could see a lake. He rolled, trying to get towards it. He felt for his other three PokeBalls, and pulled the one he needed out.
"Gyarados, save me!" He yelled, and threw it. The ball fell, and opened to release red light and a number of golden stars. The ball came back to Charles as a shiny red Gyarados formed. Charles flew past it, and the large sea serpent quickly flew down. Charles was still yelling. As he fell, he saw two houses to one side of the lake, and a giant rock in the middle. And as he reached the water, he could also see a figure and a Pokemon standing by the lake. There was another flash as this figure release their own Pokemon. Charles knew it wouldn't help, he was inches from the water's surface. But Gyarados had caught up, and clamped down onto his trainer, but couldn't stop and crashed into the lake. Charles had his back outside of his Pokemon, and felt the impact, which finally knocked him out.